Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Action (BIO-STREAMS, 101080718).
Duração: 2023 – 2027
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Bio-Streams combines data-driven research, prevention measures and community participation to provide a holistic approach to reducing obesity rates among children and adolescents.
The project aims to create:
- The first EU Childhood/Adolescence Obesity Biobank (Bio-Streams Biobank): This is the first EU-wide centre for sharing data related to child and adolescent obesity, aiming to standardize data collection and expand the data network across countries.
- Bio-Streams Platform: An integrated digital platform offering personalized risk assessments, tailored prevention programs, a marketplace of mobile tools, including the ActiveHealth App and a knowledge hub, all aimed at addressing childhood obesity effectively.
- An EU Community Network on Childhood/Adolescence Obesity (Bio-Streams Community Network): Coordinated via the BIO-STREAMS Platform, this network facilitates evidence-based knowledge communication to stakeholders, dissemination of best practices and weight-neutral approaches, community engagement campaigns for healthier environments and long-term behavioural change, and citizen access to local obesity professionals via the Bio-Streams Associative Catalogue.
Bio-Streams aims to strike a balance among health, technical, and socioeconomic domains and make a substantial impact on childhood obesity. With a target of more than half of participants consistently following health recommendations, it aims to shape healthier habits. Advanced machine learning models back the project, promising high-accuracy personalized advice. Furthermore, Bio-Streams strives to improve the quality of life for its target group and is set to be a valuable tool in clinical settings.
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